Doctor of Philosophy

Given the variety of tasks that Carl Petersson confronts, we should applaude his courage and determination.[...] M. Petersson presents an excellent control of the artistic performance on each and every layer of the extremely rich texture in the works of Leopold Godowsky, perfectly balancing the proportions between the different tonal planes. It is as if Mr Petersson is a conductor, of a great orchestra and toweres above it, understanding everything that is placed in the score. In the written part of his Ph.D. thesis M. Pettersson expresses his broad intellectual horizons.

As an author he shows courage in reaching for the non-canonical piano literature. It is commendable, as it allows to discover new sources of artistic inspiration for the twenty-first century pianism. [...] This is to certify that the doctoral student has demonstrated a deep theoretical knowledge and skills to conduct independent artistic creation.